2015 K R Narayanan Oration

Presented by ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Ms Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Ltd will be speaking on innovating for growth: building India-Australia high-tech business cooperation through start-ups.

A successful technocrat of global standing, Ms Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw heads India’s leading biopharmaceutical enterprise, Biocon. She is highly respected in the corporate world and has been named among TIME magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’. She has also featured in Fierce Biotech’s list of ‘World’s 25 Most Influential People in Biopharma’ and is recognized among Forbes ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ globally. US-based Chemical Heritage Foundation recently conferred Ms Mazumdar-Shaw with the ‘2014 Othmer Gold Medal’ and Germany-based Kiel Institute for the World Economy awarded her its coveted ‘2014 Global Economy Prize’ for Business. Her most cherished awards are the national awards, PADMA SHRI (1989) and PADMA BHUSHAN (2005), presented to her by the President of India for her pioneering efforts in biotechnology.

Ms Mazumdar-Shaw’s commitment to affordable healthcare extends beyond business. She is passionately focused on innovation-led healthcare solutions for sustainable and affordable health-care for the marginalized communities. Her philanthropic initiatives include an innovative micro-health insurance program based on delivering cashless healthcare through primary healthcare clinics in rural areas of Karnataka, an education initiative based on math education for school children in government schools as well as making quality cancer care affordable to a larger patient population.